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DIYaholic

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01-26-2013 12:58 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question clamp quick release clamp quick release c-clamp

I was at the local Not-For-Profit ReStore today, they sell reclaimed/repurpossed building materials. On occassion, tools, machines and other unique items are available. I’ve had extremely good luck finding great deals. Today, I wasn’t looking for anything specific, just my usually drive by, to see what deals may await.

Mixed in with a bunch of jig knobs & bolts was this:

It is a quick release C-Clamp. It has a 2” clamping capacity and a 2” throat. You will also notice it is missing the swiveling do-hickey-thing-a-ma-jiggy and it is twisted a little from abuse. All fixable, I think?!? The interesting thing is, it has two squeeze tabs, that are a quick release.

Clearly, the threaded piece would not come out with the swiveling do-hickey-thing-a-ma-jiggy in place. If only I knew the technical name of the swiveling do-hickey-thing-a-ma-jiggy, I could look less clueless!!! There is no manufacturer or company name on the clamp. However, there is a stamping that says; “PAT, Dec 10, 57”.

I mostly posted this because I have never seen a quick release C-Clamp and thought it interesting. However, if anyone can shed more light on my unique find, I’m all ears (or eyes, as this is a website and not radio)!!!

All in all, a good trip to the ReStore. I not only picked up, a 1/2 dozen or so, jig knobs & bolts for the outrageous price of $1.00, I also got a unique quick release C-Clamp for an astounding $1.00. I may also get a lesson in C-Clamp manufacturer history!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?


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#1 posted 01-26-2013 01:06 AM

swivel head…..

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#2 posted 01-26-2013 01:13 AM

Hey I had the “swivel” part right!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 01-26-2013 01:35 AM

Drew a blank at first as well , Randy , so don’t feel alone : ) Swivelhead…go figure.
Your mystery find looks pretty cool. I’ve never seen one until now. Thank you : )

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#4 posted 01-26-2013 01:58 AM

Hey Dusty,
Glad you liked it. Quite the interesting clamp, I thought at least. That is the real reason for posting it. Should I learn a little about it, that’s a bonus.

Just to prove I know tools, here is a picture of a hammerhead:
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-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 01-26-2013 02:02 AM

Hahahaha : )

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#6 posted 01-26-2013 06:51 AM

I thought it was called the surface denter.

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DIYaholic

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#7 posted 01-26-2013 12:43 PM

Ted,
Surface denter, really…
Get serious! It’s called a shark and not even a maneater at that!!!
Oh, you were talking about the missing C-Clamp part…..
Carry on!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#8 posted 01-26-2013 09:40 PM

Randy you need to give that a baking soda bath and clean it up. That is kewl!

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DIYaholic

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#9 posted 01-26-2013 11:02 PM

I do plan on cleaning it up, replacing the swivel head (thanks Marty), and straightening it out.
You know….
Make it a user!!!

Thanks for the “baking soda bath” tip. I’ll do that!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#10 posted 01-27-2013 12:06 AM

You have to apply 12 volts DC.

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#11 posted 01-27-2013 01:40 AM

Does it have any maker’s marks or marks. I am super curious.

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#12 posted 01-27-2013 01:45 AM

Not bad for a buck…....where do you plug it in?

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#13 posted 01-27-2013 01:57 AM

Dave,
Is it safe to do electrolysis indoors??? I wouldn’t think so, but NEED to ask.

joeyinsouthaustin,
There is no “maker’s mark”, that I can see, only the patent date (PAT. Dec 10, 57). Maybe something will appear after it’s electrolysis bath. I’m very curious also!!!

Jeff,
It only needs to be plugged in for it’s electrolysis bath. After that it is all manual, like a great sports car!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#14 posted 01-27-2013 02:26 AM

Randy yes it is. It has a by product of nitrogen. I do it in my shop with a fire burning and Dave smoking.
So do it outside on you porch or carport.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#15 posted 01-27-2013 02:32 AM

If you do find out the manufacturer name after you perform electrolysis on it, I would like to know, so’s I can look around and see if the company is still in business manufacturing these clamps. C-clamps apply tons of force, and to have quick release on it, that’s icing on the cake. No more spinning ‘round and ‘round and ‘round to open or close it.

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